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- Rice, Pamela J.; Harman-Fetcho, Jennifer A.; Teasdale, John R.; Sadeghi, Ali M.; McConnell, Laura L.; Coffman, C. Benjamin; Herbert, Rachel R.; Heighton, Lynne P.; Hapeman, Cathleen J.
- Environmental toxicology and chemistry 2004 v.23 no.3 pp. 719
- copper; agricultural runoff; furrows; pollution load; plastic film mulches; vegetables; water erosion; polyethylene; sediment yield; fungicides; Secale cereale; environmental impact; pollution control; agricultural management; particulates; tomatoes; crop yield; cover crops; rye; Maryland
- ... The transport of runoff with high copper concentrations and sediment loads into adjacent surface waters can have adverse effects on nontarget organisms as a result of increased turbidity and degraded water quality. Runoff from vegetable production utilizing polyethylene mulch can contain up to 35% of applied copper, a widely used fungicide/bactericide that has adverse effects on aquatic organisms. ...